Piyush Chawla’s father, Pramod Kumar Chawla, died on Monday. He had recovered from a bout of Covid-19, but as Chawla, the former India legspinner, said in a post on Instagram, Pramod had been suffering from post-Covid-19 complications.
The spinner’s father was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Delhi after testing positive for coronavirus. “Life won’t be the same without him anymore, lost my pillar of strength today,” wrote the Mumbai Indians spinner.
Piyush, who once led the India U-19 team in the World Cup, made his international debut in 2006. He has featured in three Tests, 25 ODIs, and seven T20Is, with his last match coming in 2012.
Piyush Chawla’s Indian Premier League team and former India teammate Irfan Pathan tweeted their condolences. “Our thoughts go out to Piyush Chawla who lost his father, Mr. Pramod Kumar Chawla this morning. We are with you and your family in this difficult time. Stay strong,” Mumbai Indians tweeted.
Piyush Chawla was with the Mumbai Indians team before the BCCI and the IPL governing council decided to postpone the 2021 season after several players and staff of some IPL teams tested positive for the coronavirus.